Alan Fagan

Head of Marketing at Ireland's best business loan provider, Linked Finance

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P2P Lending: 5 Things You Need To Know

Posted by Alan Fagan on Dec 24, 2018 1:42:00 PM

Crowdfunding, crowdlending, marketplace lending, P2P lending, online lending, AltFi. These are all terms that Irish business owners are hearing more and more. As FinTech (Financial Technology) continues to transform the traditional financial landscape, SME owners need to understand these terms, particularly P2P lending.

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Topics: P2P Lending

How to Develop Your Digital Dream Team

Posted by Alan Fagan on Nov 30, 2018 12:58:37 PM

It might surprise you but even in this digital age, up to a third of Irish SMEs still don't have a website and about 90% have no e-commerce capabilities. A lack of in-house skills is often cited as a major obstacle among those businesses with no online presence. But in an era of easy access to information there really is no excuse... 

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The Most Powerful Force in the Universe - Compound Interest

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 30, 2018 4:02:13 PM

It’s often claimed that Albert Einstein thought compound interest to be ‘the most powerful force in the universe’.  Now, whether or not he actually said that is a matter of some debate. Whoever came up with the statement, however, wasn’t far off the mark.

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Business lending for a digital age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 19, 2018 2:16:01 PM

Linked Finance is revolutionising the way lending works for Irish SMEs and this 2-minute video explains exactly how...

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Topics: P2P Lending

7 Websites that Every Small Irish Business Owner Should Bookmark

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 29, 2018 5:09:43 PM

Owning and running your own business is one of the most fulfilling things you’ll ever do – but it comes with challenges you’d never encounter if you worked for someone else. Among the most daunting of these is that, in many cases, you’ll need to be the Managing Director, the Finance Director, the HR Director, and the Marketing Director – all rolled into one.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Digital Marketing

How Technology is Transforming the Way Small Businesses Recruit

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 8, 2018 3:14:36 PM

Digital technology is everywhere we look. The simplest of tasks, such as shopping, involves interacting with computers from start to finish. We’re all used to computer-based checkouts, digital displays and computerised car parking. Even the traffic lights on the way to the shops are controlled by computers. Little surprise so, that in the world of business, areas once managed by people have been taken over by technology.

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Topics: SME's, Digital Marketing, Jobs, Technology

5 Ways Irish SMEs Can Stay Competitive in the Digital Age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Feb 23, 2018 4:22:57 PM

In the business sector, it can sometimes seem as if only the corporate giants are able to take full advantage of the benefits that globalisation and technology have delivered. But in reality, there’s plenty of opportunity for SMEs that are willing to innovate.

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SOUP Dublin

Posted by Alan Fagan on Feb 23, 2018 3:48:52 PM

We were delighted to be able to support SOUP Dublin in February. This innovative event, which is entirely driven by the work of volunteers, provides a platform for ideas aimed at making Dublin an even better place to live.

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Linked Finance Raises €2M Equity Investment

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 12, 2017 5:06:22 PM

We've just completed a €2m investment round that will power the growth of the platform in the months and years ahead. You can read the full press release below...

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Topics: P2P Lending

Michael Cawley Appointed Chairman at Linked Finance

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 12, 2017 4:54:38 PM

We are delighted to welcome Michael Cawley, former Deputy CEO of Ryanair to our board. Michael will serve as Chairman and support us as we embark on our next phase of expansion. You can read the full press release below...

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Topics: P2P Lending

Business Loans but Different

A Better Way to Borrow for Your Business

Linked Finance connects great local businesses who need loans with thousands of individual lenders. This is about using technology to bring business lending back to basics; real people with savings lending to great local businesses at attractive interest rates. Businesses get the funds they need to grow, lenders make a fair return. Everybody wins!

If you need a loan to grow your business, talk to Linked Finance

  • You get a same-day credit decision.
  • You can borrow up to €300K.
  • No early repayment penalties.
  • A friendly, no-hassle approach.
  • Promote your business.
  • Win new customers as part of the process.

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